Department of Mechanical Engineering中文版, CV/resume

Patricia Soh-Khim ONG  王素琴副教授
BEng (Hons) NUS, PhD NUS

(Thesis advisor: Prof Andrew YC Nee)
Associate Professor

 

Fellow of CIRP, International Academy for Production Engineering

国际制造工程科学院(CIRP)院士(2012)

 

2004 M Eugene Merchant Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

2004国际杰出青年制造工程师奖

 

2004 Singapore Youth Award, Science & Technology Category

2004新加坡杰出青年奖(科技组)

 

2006 The Outstanding Young Person of Singapore Award, Science & Technology Category

2006新加坡十大杰出青年奖(科技组)

 

2009 SWE Emerging Leaders Award in Academia

2009美国女性工程师协会脱出领袖(学术组)

 

2013 Singapore Youth Award, Medal of Commendation

2013新加坡杰出青年奖 - 特别表扬奖章

 

 

 

S.K. Ong is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In November 2003, she was selected to receive the 2004 M. Eugene Merchant Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, where she is the 1st ASEAN female to have received this award since the award was 1st established.  She is also a recipient of the 2004 Singapore Youth Award for the Science & Technology Category. In 2005, she was elected an Associate Member of CIRP, The International Academy for Production Engineering, one of the most exclusive associations for manufacturing researchers in the world, she is the first female person in the Asia Pacific region to be elected. In August 2012, she is elected a Fellow of CIRP, where she is the first from the Asia region and the 4th female fellow in the world to be elected. In March 2006, she was awarded The Outstanding Young Person of Singapore Award for the Science & Technology Category. She was awarded the 2009 Emerging Leaders Award in Academia by the US Society for Women Engineers and she is the first Singaporean to have received this award since the award was established. In 2013, she was awarded the Singapore Youth Award Medal of Commendation for her attaining significantly higher levels of achievements and contributions to society after the conferment of her SYA Award in 2004.

 

She served as the staff advisor to the Faculty's Students Engineering Club, chairperson for the Faculty Students' Color Award Committee, as well as chairperson of the Student Self-Development Advisory Committee for more than 10 years until 2006. She has served as a member of the NUS University Senate Delegacy from April 2005 to June 2006, 1 July to 30 June 2011, and 1 July 2011 to 30 Jun 2013. She is curently serving as a member of the NUS Senate Delegacy from July 2014 to June 2016. She served on the NUS Board of Disciplinary from 1 July 2011 - 30 Jun 2013. She is currently a Faculty Member of the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering.

 

She was appointed by Singapore President SR Nathan to serve as a Nominated Member of the Singapore Parliament for a term of 2 ½ years from 2nd January 2005. She served as NMP from 2nd January 2005 to 19th April 2006.  She was the only NMP in the last batch of 9 NMPs to have raised an adjournment motion in the Parliament. The topic of her motion was Singapore’s National Research and Development Strategic Thrusts. She was a Resource Panel Member of the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Resource Panel for advising Women’s Workgroups on Women and Leadership, Work, Life Skills and Socio-Community Development, and a member of the Assistive Technology Workgroup, Singapore Society for Physically Disabled.

 

She is an Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader. In 2006, S.K. Ong was elected to join a new generation of leaders representing a broad range of disciplines and 23 countries from across the Asia-Pacific region and the U.S.

 

She is currently an ambassador for STEM programme for the UN Women Singapore Women Committee, from January 2014.

 

 

Honours and Awards

 

Research Interests

 

Research Projects

 

Editorships

 

Recent Publications

 

Member of International Technical Committees of 63 Major Conferences (list below gives conferences in last few years)

 

1.    Member of the organising committee, IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, Singapore, 2015.
2.    Member of International Scientific Committee, 3rd CIRP Global Web Conference on “Production Engineering Research: Advancement beyond State of the Art”(CIRPe2014)”, 3-5 June 2014.
3.    Member of International Scientific Committee, 5th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems, CATS 2014, May 15-16 in Dresden, Germany
4.    Member of International Scientific Committee, The 24th CIRP Design Conference, April 14-16, 2014, Milano, Italy 
5.    Member of International Scientific Committee, 21th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE 2014), 18-20 June 2014, Trondheim, Norway
6.    Member of the organising committee, IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, July 2015, Singapore.
7.    Member of the scientific committee, 2014 International Conference Virtual Concept, 18 - 20 June 2014, Toulouse, France.
8.    Member of the international scientific committee, 8th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology - DET 2014, March 25th -28th 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany.
9.    Member of the international program committee, 12th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry (VRCAI 2013), Hong Kong, 17-19 November, 2013.
10.  Member of Technical Programme Committee, 2nd Serious Games & Social Connect conference, 26 – 28 August 2013, the Singapore Management University, Singapore.
11.  Member of International Scientific Committee, 2nd CIRP Web Conference on “Beyond Modern Manufacturing: Technology for The Factories Of The Future”, 11-12 June 2013.
12.  Member of International Scientific Committee, 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE 2013), 17-19 April 2013, Singapore
13.  Member of Organising Committee, 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE 2013), 17-19 April 2013, Singapore
14.  Member of the international program committee, 11th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry (VRCAI 2012), Singapore, December 2-4, 2012.
15.  Member of International Scientific Committee, CIRP 4th Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems, May 21 – 23, 2012, The University of Michigan, USA
16.  Member of International Programme Committee, 45th CIRP International Conference on Manufacturing Systems, Innovation: The Challenge for the Manufacturing of the Future, May 16-18, 2012, Athens, Greece
17.  Member of International Program Committee, ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum & its Applications in Industry, SIGGRAPH VRCAI Conference, 2011, 11-12 December, Hong Kong
 

 

Modules Offered

 

Theses & Projects Supervision

 

Parliamentary Works

During her term as an NMP from 2nd January 2005 to 19th April 2006, she participated actively in the parliament debates on the President’s Address, the Annual Budget Debates in 2005 and 2006, development of the Integrated Resorts, National Kidney Foundation, and the Committees of Supply debates. She raised issues on and spoke on the Education System in Singapore, Singapore’s R&D landscape, assistance schemes to help men in need, as well as the schemes to help the low wage workers. She raised a total of 87 questions and issues, spoken on 6 Bills, and made 19 speeches, of which 6 speeches were made in Mandarin, during her term and had made good contribution to the debate on policy issues at the national level. The 6 Bills that she spoke on were (1) National Research Fund Bill, (2) Casino Control Bill, (3) National University of Singapore (Corporatisation) Bill, (4) Public Transport Council (Amendment) Bill, (5) Professional Engineers (Amendment) Bill, and (6) Town Councils (Amendment) Bill. She was the only NMP in the last batch of 9 NMPs to have raised an adjournment motion in the Parliament. The topic of her motion was Singapore’s National Research and Development Strategic Thrusts.

 

 

Opinions

 

Media Reports, Interviews & Youtube

 

 

Invited Talks and Community Work

  1. Guest of Honour and Panelist for NUS Centre for Future Ready Graduates Panel Discussion - In Conversation with Female Engineers, 16 October 2014 (details)

  2. Speaker for Workshop on Innovative Leadership: Taking Charge of Solutions, as part of 6th PL-National Youth Council Student Leadership Conference 2014, 13 August 2014, Title: Engineering and Leadership (details)

  3. Invited Speaker for Session “Women in Engineering”, National Engineers Day 19 July 2014, organized by Institute of Engineers Singapore Title: Why are you not an Engineer?

  4. Invited Panel Speaker for International Federation of University Women (IFUW) Policy Seminar Asia, 30 June 2014 Title of talk: Increasing Access to Education for Girls & Women in Asia: Solutions for Success (details)

  5. Invited Panel Speaker for UN Women SG Committee Seminar 27 May 2014, Pioneers of Today, The Female Leaders in STEM, A Panel Discussion on Navigating Opportunities and Challenges Title of talk: Female Leaders in STEM: Challenges and Opportunities, Relevance to Businesses (details)

  6. Invited Panel Speaker for Singapore MasterCard Townhall Session 28 April 2014 on “Women in Technology” Title of talk: Women in Technology

  7. Invited Panel Speaker for UN Women Singapore Committee - Public Launch of Women in STEM Programme Title of talk: Women in STEM, 17 April 2014

  8. Invited Panel Speaker for UN Women Singapore Committee - Private Launch of Women in STEM Programme Title of talk: Women in STEM, 18 March 2014

  9. Singapore Youth Award - SYA-McDonald's Be Inspired Conference 2013 Title: Why are you not a scientist? (Workshop Speaker), 9 November 2013

  10. Invited Speaker for Ang Mo Kio Secondary School Career Conference  2013, 18 January 2013, Title of talk: Engineering

  11. Invited Speaker for Ang Mo Kio Secondary School Career Conference  2012, 18 January 2012, Title of talk: Engineering

  12. Invited Speaker for Ang Mo Kio Secondary School Career Conference  2011, 21 January 2011, Title of talk: Engineering

  13. Invited Speaker for ASME Student Section Design Competition 2012, 20 March 2012, Title of talk: Engineering

  14. Invited Speaker for Ang Mo Kio Secondary School Career Conference  2010, 15 January 2010, Title of talk: Engineering

  15. Guest of Honour for Ang Mo Kio Secondary School 30th Anniversary Awards Night 2009, 20 November 2009

  16. Inaugural Living Business Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility organised by HSBC Bank Title of Seminar 24 November 2005: CSR for SMEs - Building Sustainable Businesses Title of Talk: Trends and Practices in Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing

 

 

"What is essential and important is invisible to the eyes. Use your heart to see, to hear, to think, to judge."

 

Singapore Youth Award Medal of Commendation 2013 - Citation Quote

                                                                                                                                                       

 

"When I really want to achieve something, I'll go after it. I will work doubly or even triply hard and never give up, as there is always another way to achieve the objectives."

 

Singapore Youth Award 2004 - Citation Quote  

                                                                                                                                                       

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email: mpeongsk(at)nus.edu.sg

 

Updated 20 October 2014


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